Monday August 24, 2009

“Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life…”
Psalm 23:6a

Wait a minute. Did you get that? Did you let that sink in?
Or did you skim over it, since you have read that verse a million times in your life?

Go back. Read it again. Absorb every syllable.

“SURELY goodness and mercy SHALL follow me ALL the days of my life.”

In the dictionary, it defines surely as follows:
          firmly, unerringly, undoubtedly, assuredly, certainly, inevitably, or without fail.
It also defines shall as follows:
          will have to, is determined to, definitely will.
And then all is defined as:
          the whole of, every.

Just think about that.

Okay, wow.
Surely doesn’t mean maybe.
And all doesn’t mean some.
Praise the Lord!!!!

“With God these qualities are not merely solid and dependable,” explains Derek Kidner, “but vigorous–for ‘follow’ does not mean here to bring up the rear but to pursue.”

If you are a Christian, goodness and mercy follow you “always” says Charles Spurgeon: “the black days as well as the bright days. Goodness supplies our needs, and mercy blots out our sins.”


3 Replies to “Monday August 24, 2009”

  1. This made my day!!
    Yes,SURELY goodness and Mercy SHALL follow me ALL the days of my life!!
    Amen and Praise the Lord!!

    You put a smile on my face and a song in my heart with this Scripture reminder.


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